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Cyclists on the towpath on a sunny day, travelling along the Beeston Canal

Beeston Lock

Beeston Lock takes boaters from the River Trent into the city centre on the Nottingham and Beeston Canal. The canal takes boaters through Castle Lock before returning them to the River Trent at Trent Bridge.

It's a great place to escape to the country, watch boats working the lock and see the magnificent weir, which generates hydro-electric power.

Things to see and do

Planning your visit

  • Address

    Riverside Road, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1NR

  • Prices

    Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

  • Toilets

    There are toilets for customers at the Boathouse Café & Riverside Bar

Getting here

  • By car

    You can park on canal side and Riverside road for free

  • By train

    Beeston Station is a 12-minute walk to the towpath

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